Cradle of Filth

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Cradle of Filth are a British extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic metal and other metal genres. Their lyrical themes and imagery are heavily influenced by gothic literature, poetry, mythology and horror films.

The band has broken free from its original niche by courting mainstream publicity (often to the chagrin of its early fanbase), giving the band a "commercial" image. This increased accessibility has brought coverage from the likes of Kerrang! and MTV, along with frequent main stage appearances at major festivals such as Ozzfest, Download and even the mainstream Sziget Festival. They have sometimes been perceived as satanic by casual observers, even though their outright lyrical references to Satanism are few and far between; their use of satanic imagery has arguably always been more for shock value rather than any seriously held beliefs.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Principle of Evil Made Flesh Cradle of Filth 4 4
1996 Dusk and Her Embrace Cradle of Filth 4.85 11
1998 Cruelty and the Beast Cradle of Filth 4.15 7
2000 Midian Cradle of Filth 4.5 6
2003 Damnation and a Day Cradle of Filth 3.4 3
2004 Nymphetamine Cradle of Filth 4 5
2006 Thornography Cradle of Filth 3.65 10
2008 Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder: The Life and Crimes of Gilles de Rais Cradle of Filth 2.65 5
2010 Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa Cradle of Filth 4 5
2012 The Manticore and Other Horrors Cradle of Filth 5
2015 Hammer of the Witches Cradle of Filth 3
2016 Dusk...and Her Embrace: The Original Sin Cradle of Filth 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Lovecraft & Witch Hearts Cradle of Filth 3.65 4
2012 Midnight in the Labyrinth Cradle of Filth 1
2014 Total Fucking Darkness Cradle of Filth 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Live Bait for the Dead Cradle of Filth 3.35 4
2007 Eleven Burial Masses Cradle of Filth 1
2007 Eleven Burial Masses Cradle of Filth 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Cradle of Fear Cradle of Filth 5 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Lilith Immaculate Cradle of Filth 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein Cradle of Filth 4.75 7
1999 From the Cradle to Enslave E.P. Cradle of Filth 4 4
2001 Bitter Suites to Succubi Cradle of Filth 3.5 10
2006 Thornographic Cradle of Filth 1
2011 Evermore Darkly… Cradle of Filth 2

EP + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Orgiastic Pleasures Foul Cradle of Filth 4 1
1992 The Black Goddess Rises Cradle of Filth 3 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 A Pungent and Sexual Miasma Cradle of Filth / Malediction 1
1992 Invoking the Unclean Cradle of Filth 4 1
1993 Total Fucking Darkness Cradle of Filth 4 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Maximum Filth Cradle of Filth 1

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